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Some Colleges Try Lowering Tuition To Attract More Students

A number of colleges and universities have reduced their sticker prices recently.

Some see the move as a way to attract more applicants, including those who would have been scared away by the higher prices. But how common is this among universities, and does it actually impact what students pay to go to college?

To help answer those questions, The Show spoke with Sandy Baum, a higher education economist and nonresident fellow at the Urban Institute.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.